Master of Public Health (MPH) Programs (2017 and earlier)

This information describes the MPH and MHA programs for students already enrolled in 2017 and earlier. Read about our new Maryland Experience MPH for students enrolling in 2018 and beyond.

MPH degrees are designed for those who want to practice in a public health setting.

At the UMD School of Public Health, our Master of Public Health programs provide unmatched opportunities to work across disciplines and will prepare you for the specific career you seek in public health. Graduates are equipped to navigate the intersections of research, practice, planning, administration, and policy development, and to tackle current and emerging public health issues. View our Master of Public Health flyer for more details.
Why should you pursue your MPH at Maryland?

  • Commitment to teaching and mentoring
  • Authentic community connections
  • Unparalleled access to unique research and internship opportunities
  • Individualized and flexible programs
  • Focus on promoting health equity and justice
  • Diverse, supportive academic community

Concentrations offered:

Behavioral and Community Health
Environmental Health Sciences 
Health Equity 
Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation
Physical Activity 
Public Health Practice and Policy (Online)


Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program

The Department of Health Services Administration combines health care management with health sevices delivery systems to address issues in health care systems, health care delivery and management, health services policy, disparities in access to care, long term care, chronic disease and disability care, and financing and economics in public health services delivery. The master's degree in Health Services Administration (MHA) is designed to give students a strong knowledge base in health care management and health service delivery systems and an understanding of the basic and core principles of public health.